Medical Termination Of Pregnancy Act

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Explained: The role of Shantilal Shah Committee that recommended making abortion legal in India and the evolution of the law
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Explained: The role of Shantilal Shah Committee that recommended making abortion legal in India and the evolution of the law

As the United States Supreme Court draft leak suggests that abortion rights will be overturned in the country, we take a look at how India’s abortion law came into force in 1972

Cannot extend ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion, reproductive autonomy does not outweigh State's interest in protecting life of foetus, Centre tells SC
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Cannot extend ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion, reproductive autonomy does not outweigh State's interest in protecting life of foetus, Centre tells SC

The Centre's reply came on a plea which has challenged the constitutional validity of section 3(2) (b) of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 by which the ceiling of 20 weeks is fixed for an abortion.

Abortion of abnormal foetus cannot be denied even if gestation has continued beyond 20 weeks: Delhi HC
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Abortion of abnormal foetus cannot be denied even if gestation has continued beyond 20 weeks: Delhi HC

Right to terminate an abnormal pregnancy cannot be denied merely because gestation has continued beyond 20 weeks, the Delhi High Court has said.

Doctor can terminate 20-week pregnancy without court's permission if mother's life is in danger: Bombay HC
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Doctor can terminate 20-week pregnancy without court's permission if mother's life is in danger: Bombay HC

A registered doctor can terminate a pregnancy that has crossed the 20-week period without permission from court only if it poses a risk to the woman's life, the Bombay High Court has ruled.

Jharkhand HC allows abortion in 23rd week for minor rape victim; foetus' DNA to be used as evidence
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Jharkhand HC allows abortion in 23rd week for minor rape victim; foetus' DNA to be used as evidence

After getting the directions, doctors at RIIMS have started preparations for the abortion, which is likely on Tuesday

SC allows woman from Mumbai to abort 25-week foetus suffering from neurological ailments
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SC allows woman from Mumbai to abort 25-week foetus suffering from neurological ailments

The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a woman from Mumbai to abort a 25-week foetus suffering from neurological ailments

10-year-old rape survivor's pregnancy: Abortion cannot hinge on archaic law that is incapable of dealing with issue
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10-year-old rape survivor's pregnancy: Abortion cannot hinge on archaic law that is incapable of dealing with issue

It's not just a question of following legal procedure about pregnancy and abortion. In this case, the petitioner is a child herself, and with every procedural stage, continues to endure grave mental and physical torture

SC judgment on MTP Act accommodates mental, physical health of the mother, life of foetus after birth
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SC judgment on MTP Act accommodates mental, physical health of the mother, life of foetus after birth

The Supreme Court, earlier this week, presented a judgment which was win-win for both the petitioner as well as the judiciary — the petitioner made a case for termination of pregnancy beyond the permissible limit, and the judiciary accommodated the argument.

Supreme Court turns down abortion plea: Strict, pedantic reading of law is threat to women's rights
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Supreme Court turns down abortion plea: Strict, pedantic reading of law is threat to women's rights

In what could have been deemed a landmark case on abortion laws, the Supreme Court, on Tuesday, rejected the plea of a 37-year-old woman to abort a 26-week-old foetus that showed signs of Down’s Syndrome

SC to hear woman's plea seeking to abort 23-week foetus afflicted with Down Syndrome
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SC to hear woman's plea seeking to abort 23-week foetus afflicted with Down Syndrome

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to hear a fresh plea next day of a woman seeking to abort her 23-week old foetus on the ground that it suffered from 'down syndrome' and her life was in danger.

SC allows abortion of 24-week foetus, but why should women go to court in the first place?
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SC allows abortion of 24-week foetus, but why should women go to court in the first place?

The Supreme Court on Monday permitted a woman in Mumbai to abort her 24 week foetus on the grounds that continuing with the pregnancy could endanger the life of the woman. Abortion is legal in India, but it's not at will, it's only permissible if it would involve a risk to the health of the pregnant woman.

Hillary Clinton’s views on the right of women to an abortion find resonance in India
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Hillary Clinton’s views on the right of women to an abortion find resonance in India

In her third and final debate with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has come out strongly in favour of women having the right to have abortions

MTP Act: Should terminating a pregnancy be a medical decision or a judicial one?
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MTP Act: Should terminating a pregnancy be a medical decision or a judicial one?

The recent case, where a rape victim was allowed to abort her 24-week foetus has raised a debate around the 45-year-old MTP Act

Abortion law: SC's judgment is perfect time to push for changes in pregnancy termination act
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Abortion law: SC's judgment is perfect time to push for changes in pregnancy termination act

Questions of law and morality in abortion were treaded upon during this case, as it is understood that a 20-week-old foetus, medically has a life.

Haryana's Manohar Lal Khattar seeks neighbouring states' help to improve sex ratio
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Haryana's Manohar Lal Khattar seeks neighbouring states' help to improve sex ratio

Aiming to achieve a target of 950 plus sex ratio at birth by the end of the year, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has sought "coordinated efforts" among neighbouring states to check female foeticide.

Gujarat High Court allows 16-year-old rape victim to abort foetus
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Gujarat High Court allows 16-year-old rape victim to abort foetus

The Gujarat High Court on Monday allowed a 16-year-old rape victim to abort her eight-week foetus under proper medical care, on a plea by her parents.